Cambridge woman charged after reportedly nearly striking officer during Talbot Co. traffic stop

A woman is facing multiple charges, after police say she was driving while impaired and nearly struck an officer, in Talbot County.

The Easton Police Department says on Saturday, officers pulled over 40-year-old Bobbie Jo Shorter, of Cambridge, for speeding on Ocean Gateway, in Easton. According to the report, during the stop, Shorter's vehicle began backing up and nearly struck a police vehicle. Police say they noticed the smell of alcohol when they made contact with Shorter. 

Authorities say Shorter could not successfully complete the sobriety tests that were administered.

The 40-year-old was charged with driving while impaired, exceeding the speed limit, unsafe backing, and negligent driving. She was later released to a sober ride and is awaiting a court date.

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